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Terrific adaptation of the manga

on 1/21/2013

This series is a sweet, tender, introspective story. While each episode can probably be watched individually, they all build gradually toward the dark and suspenseful ending. I have laughed and cried watching Fruits Basket, watched the entire series through about six times, and still enjoy it. There is not a lot of action, but there's lots of verbal comedy and plot development.

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The Sohma family is cursed. However, this is no ordinary family curse. When a member of the family is embraced by a person of the opposite gender, they transform into an animal of the Chinese Zodiac!

The Sohma's managed to keep the curse private for generations, but when a young girl stumbles upon their secret, life at the Sohma house changes forever. Conflict erupts as Zodiac rivals clash in this most unusual household. Young Tohru Honda must promise the secret will remain her own, or face the consequences!

Be sure to add this new anime based on the #1 manga by Takaya Natsuki to your basket.

Contains episodes 1-6!

Specifications

Studio Funimation Prod Inc
SKU 205115648
UPC 704400031014
UPC 14 00704400031014
Format DVD
Release Date 9/4/2007
Aspect Ratio
Standard  1.33:1 [4:3]
Cast & Crew
Akitaro Daichi, et. al. - Writer
Chad Cline - Voice Of
Chikako Shibata - Art Director
Daniel Cocanougher - Producer
Daniel Mancilla - Editor
Gen Fukunaga - Executive Producer
Hakaru Sunamoto, et. al. - Director
Jeremy Jimenez - Editor
Jun Abe - Original Music By
Kimberly Grant - Voice Of
Laura Bailey - Voice Of
Seji Muto - Original Music By
Troy Baker - Voice Of
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ReviewSource MovieRapture
Review Akitaro Daichi's twenty-six part animated television series Fruits Basket tells a loosely structured but sweetly charming, invariably engaging, and genuinely affecting story. The program's makers have crafted an odd assortment of characters who, though often little more than caricatures, are, nevertheless, so appealing that the viewer is quickly fascinated with them and made to experience their various emotions...The quality of the animation is never stunning, but it is generally appealing. It certainly contributes positively to the feelings of kindness and melancholy which run through most of the series. The designs used for both the young female and the young male characters conform with the conventions according to which such persons are drawn in anime today, and both are appealing...While Fruits Basket is obviously aimed at an audience of young women, it is entertaining enough to be enjoyed by any person able to involve himself in a simple, sweet, and touching story. The program is always enjoyable to watch and can be genuinely moving.
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Reviewer Keith Allen
ReviewRating 8
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Keith Allen, MovieRapture ...a simple, sweet, and touching story...[that] is always enjoyable to watch and can be genuinely moving.

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